|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1925|
|Death: ||May 31, 2010|
VIRGINIA BEACH - Sylvia Frances Alexander, 85, of Hoylake Drive passed away May 31, 2010, in a local hospital. Born in Neshaminy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ida Cohen.
Sylvia was secretary for the war effort for Brewster Aeronautical during World War II. She retired as an executive secretary from Nations Bank, now Bank of America. Her memberships include past president and current treasurer of Princess Anne Women's Club, past president of Larkspur Garden Club and was also a member of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla No. 57 as a crew member for 15 years. She volunteered at Virginia Marine Science Museum for 12 years.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 60 years, Lt. Cmdr. Willis H. "Alex" Alexander, U.S. Navy, retired; two daughters, Sandra Louise Tyler of Suffolk and Nancy Ruth Almer and husband Tim of Virginia Beach; son, David Willis Alexander of Houston; twin siblings, Jeanette and Samuel Cohen and older brother Sidney Cohen; seven grandchildren, Daniel Hunter, Ryan and Samuel Hill, Keynen and Holland Almer, and Benjamin Alexander and Jessica Reiss; and two great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Abe Cohen.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, on Saturday, June 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. The celebration of her life will he held in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Entombment will be private at a later date in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in her memory.
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Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
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